Battlefield in a Box!

As a small Thank You for hosting me for the day in Orlando I decided months ago that I’d try to make Clay a small gift – a battlefield in a box. We used it during the Scourge Bringer campaign. The idea was pretty simple. I knew whatever I brought over to him would have to go in my luggage and I didn’t want it to be wrecked! So I picked out a plastic storage box and decided I’d fill it with pieces of handmade terrain.

I love making terrain. It’s pretty easy and few things look better than fully painted armies on a nice looking terrain. The materials I used in this project were all to hand – 6mm plastic (MDF would do fine too), foam, sand, mattress liner (cocnut hair composite!), paint and flock. I had a couple of spare Woodland Scenics trees and a couple of precast walls.

Here are some photos I took when making the pieces – they’re pretty self explanatory!
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2 thoughts on “Battlefield in a Box!

  • 3rd December 2010 at 1:45 pm

    That’s a great photo tutorial. One quick question, what glue mixture did you use for the gravel? In trying to make hills like yours this is my biggest problem – the texture comes right off the first time you use it. Those hills look great!

  • 3rd December 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I use a brand of PVA called Durabond (usually used for sealing walls). It’s watered down a fair bit (70% Glue to 30% Water) and applied in a not-too-thick coat to the hill, I then pour the sand over it. It needs a pretty dry place to set (and I suspect it doesn’t respond to well to being stored in a very damp environment).

    Hope that helps.



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